The cult site was probably originally a tree cult site, which in its expansion phase was dedicated to the Matronae Vacallinehae or Vocallinehae. These matronas were possibly the patron saint of a group or clan of the area called Vacalli. These Celtic-Germanic mother goddesses appear mainly in Northern Italy, Gaul, Lower Germany and Britain and are mostly derived from tree cults. The matron cult is particularly widespread in the Roman Rhineland. The naming mostly results from place, river or family names ...
January 26, 2019
Matron temple in Nöthen-Pesch
under the link: sophie-lange.de/matronenkult-und-kultplaetze/der-matronentempel-in-noethen-pesch/index.php
interested hikers will find a lot of interesting information on the topic - Matronen in Heidenempel Nöthen - Pesch and in Vacalli area 3
January 31, 2020
The Gallo-Roman temple district was built on a hill above the confluence of the Wespelbach and Hornbach rivers. It is one of the best preserved Roman cult complexes in North Rhine-Westphalia. The largest extension of the complex is a 100 by 34 meter rectangle from the 4th century AD. The architectural beginnings can be dated to the 1st century AD, the flowering was reached in the 4th century, the destruction was noted for the beginning of the 5th century. Source: Wikipedia
March 28, 2021
For almost 2000 years, people have been drawn to this place with a very special, calm atmosphere.
In addition to the archeology and the well-prepared information, it is also worth taking a look at the many small offerings for the matrons.
April 2, 2021
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